Bureau of Reclamation

Up in smoke

Five agencies participated in a controlled burn under the Foresthill Bridge Thursday. The Bureau of Reclamation, Placer County Air Quality, Placer County Office of Emergency Servic ...

Go-getter goats clear canyon

?Only you can prevent forest fires.? The phrase has been engrained in the memories of generations of people and recalled during backyard barbecues and camping trips. While Smokey ...

Hunting wild turkeys on private property may require a trade, but it's worth it

Oh, where to hunt, where to hunt. That’s a popular refrain from many hunters hoping to pursue one of the state’s permanent residents, the wild turkey.The season opens t ...

Another View: Project Canyon Safe 2011 ready to clean up

The accumulation of dangerous levels of dry wood and brush on federal lands put communities all across California in the direct pathway of a catastrophic fire. The residents of the ...

Council calls for $2.7 million recreation area funding

The Auburn City Council wants to make sure the Auburn State Recreation Area gets the $2.7 million in funding it needs. This week the City Council unanimously approved sending a le ...

Another View: Auburn State Recreation Area: In the beginning

Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns from Auburn City Councilman Mike Holmes regarding the Auburn State Recreation Area. The American River canyon has provided rec ...

More rain, another storm on track for Auburn

Auburn has received than an inch-and-a-half of rain since Sunday and there’s plenty more to come. Expect some moderate downpours today and possible showers Thursday. Then a sign ...

$100K Grant funds work to lower fire risk

The local, state and federal government came together in Auburn Monday to work toward a safer American River Canyon. The California Conservation Corps is using a $100,000 grant t ...

Officials wrestle with Auburn rec area solutions

The future of Auburn State Recreation Area funding is unknown, and two Auburn city councilmen have different ideas about how to work out a solution. Michael Finnegan, area manager ...

State funding for Lake Clementine, park rangers, infrastructure could be affected

It is unknown how Auburn State Recreation Area would be affected by the passage or failure of Proposition 21. According to Auburn SRA superintendent Mike Lynch, the Auburn SRA is ...

Auburn fire threat still high

Auburn residents should not consider themselves safe from fire this summer. Auburn Fire Chief Mark D’Ambrogi said although the recent Project Canyon Safe was a great community ev ...

Our View: Canyon fire break: Let’s get ’er done ourselves, Auburn

Bob Snyder doesn’t want the horror of the 49 Fire to repeat itself along the rim of the American River canyon. Auburn city officials, businesses, landowners and the thousands o ...

Petition will push for greater fire protection in Auburn

Auburn citizens will soon be able to sign a petition aimed at preventing a devastating fire like the 49 Fire from occurring within city limits. The petition would urge support fro ...

Boaters fighting lake closure

Threat of closure is roiling the normally placid waters of a popular haven for boaters near Auburn. A destination for kayakers and powerboaters, the smooth-as-glass Lake Clementin ...

Use ‘light’ on newly restored river stretch

Suppose you open a new stretch of river to boaters and nobody comes? After another year of light use, people are asking whether the American River in the canyon below Auburn has a ...